When I first saw this doll, a Cabbage Patch version of Steven Tyler, I thought Chucky. However, its for charity, so we’ll go with it. I just don’t know about stuffing this under the tree for the kids – you might freak them out.
Steven Tyler, the trash-talking, potty-mouthed Bad Boy from Boston has been transformed into a cuddly Cabbage Patch Kid — but don’t think that’s going to make the Demon of Screamin’ change his ways.
Just as Tyler became one of six celebs who were transformed into one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch dolls for charity, the “American Idol” judge gave a crazy-you-know-what interview to Paris Match in which he chatted about sex, drugs, lesbians and the near breakup of his band before he went back to rehab and got clean.
Tyler told the French mag that he wanted to write his autobiography, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” before “ending up with a bag of drugs” in an unmentionable place, “surrounded by two naked lesbians in a hotel deep in the heart of Minnesota.”
Which sounds like a bestseller to us, but what do we know …
Tyler also opened up about the depression he felt after falling off a stage in South Dakota, the culmination of a series of bad breaks that sent the repeat rehabber back up the 12 Steps at the Betty Ford Clinic.
“I fell on stage, I almost died … and not one of the members of the group called me,” he said. “I am Italian, so sensitive. That indifference hurt me. Especially since my mother died, my two last kids left for college, my treatment for hepatitis C was intense, months of hell, my two dogs and my cat died too. And my wife left me! It was too much! I needed to rest myself in a clinic. I spent eight months crying. I seriously cried when they prescribed me antidepressants … it isn’t my nature, depression. I’m the leader of Aerosmith, dammit! I was lost.”
Clean and sober again, Steven is one of six celebrities, along with Al Roker and Katherine Heigl, whose trademark features have been made into one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kid dolls by JAKKS Pacific Inc. in honor of National Adoption Month. The dolls are currently up for auction on eBay, with proceeds going to the Children’s Action Network, an adoption awareness program that helps children in the foster care system find homes.
Steven’s doll, according to the website, is “rock ’n’ roll inspired in every detail, “from the choker necklaces, bead bracelets and tight jeans to the printed rocker T-shirt and curly, highlighted hair. …” It comes with a mike stand with Tyler’s signature scarf tied around it, but no drugs or groupies …